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'''William Blake''' (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romanticism|Romantic Age. His so-called William Blake's prophetic books|prophetic works were said by 20th century critic Northrop Frye to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language".Frye, Northrop and Denham, Robert D. ''Collected Works of Northrop Frye''. 2006, pp 11–12. His visual artistry led 21st-century critic Jonathan Jones (journalist)|Jonathan Jones to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced". In 2002, Blake was placed at number 38 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. Although he lived in London his entire life (except for three years spent in...
Birth date{{birth date|df=yes|1757|11|28}}
Birth placeSoho, London, Great Britain
Death date{{death date and age|df=yes|1827|08|12|1757|11|28}}
Death placeCharing Cross, London, England{{cite web|title=Blake & London|url=http://www.blakesociety.org/about-blake/blake-london/|publisher=The Blake Society|accessdate=15 August 2014 | date=28 March 2008 }}
OccupationPoet, painter, printmaker
SpouseCatherine Blake|Catherine Boucher (1782–1827, his death)
MovementRomanticism
GenreVisionary, poetry
Notableworks''Songs of Innocence and of Experience'', ''The Marriage of Heaven and Hell'', ''Vala, or The Four Zoas|The Four Zoas'', ''Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion|Jerusalem'', ''Milton: A Poem in Two Books|Milton'', ''And did those feet in ancient time''
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